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Photos of the week: Prayer, protests, and arrests in the streets

This week: Behind the wall in East Jerusalem, praying in the street outside Al-Aqsa, rude gestures from an Egged bus, fighters’ remains return to Nablus, unions on the march in South Africa, African immigrants seek visas in Israel, youth arrested at Damascus Gate, remembering Rachel Corrie, and a Gaza doctor denied entry

A resident of Ras Shehada neighborhood looks over the separation wall, East Jerusalem, March 15, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

A resident of Ras Shehada neighborhood looks over the separation wall, East Jerusalem, March 15, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians pray outside Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police limited access to the mosque for young worshipers to prevent possible clashes, Ras al-Amud, East Jerusalem, March 14, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

Palestinians pray outside Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police limited access to the mosque for young worshipers to prevent possible clashes, Ras al-Amud, East Jerusalem, March 14, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Hundreds of Palestinians participate in a burial ceremony for Palestinian killed between 2001- 2003, Nablus, West Bank, March 19, 2014. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Palestinians received the remains of four Palestinian fighters at the Taibeh checkpoint in the West Bank city of Tulkarm. Israel still holds hundreds of Palestinian bodies in an isolated cemetery in Jordan Valley, West Bank. (photo: Activestills.org)

Hundreds of Palestinians participate in a burial ceremony for Palestinian killed between 2001- 2003, Nablus, West Bank, March 19, 2014. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Palestinians received the remains of four Palestinian fighters at the Taibeh checkpoint in the West Bank city of Tulkarm. Israel still holds hundreds of Palestinian bodies in an isolated cemetery in Jordan Valley, West Bank. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

On March 19, 2014, NUMSA (National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa),  the largest labor union, led marches and a general strike all around South Africa. Around 2,500 NUMSA members and supporters from other movements and unions marched in the center of Cape Town. (photo: Activestills.org)

On March 19, 2014, NUMSA (National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa), the largest labor union, led marches and a general strike all around South Africa. Around 2,500 NUMSA members and supporters from other movements and unions marched in the center of Cape Town. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

African immigrants sit outside the Ministry of Interior office asking to renew their visas, Tel Aviv, March 13, 2014. Since the beginning of the year, immigration authorities have started to deny visa renewals to African immigrants, leaving them exposed to arrest and imprisonment under the Infiltrators Law. (photo: Activestills.org)

African immigrants sit outside the Ministry of Interior office asking to renew their visas, Tel Aviv, March 13, 2014. Since the beginning of the year, immigration authorities have started to deny visa renewals to African immigrants, leaving them exposed to arrest and imprisonment under the Infiltrators Law. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian youth during clashes in front of Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem, on March 16, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian youth during clashes in front of Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem, on March 16, 2014. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Plastic bottles line the Swetti family's shower, Ras Shehada neighborhood, East Jerusalem, March 15, 2014. The family of nine had gone 13 days without running water. (photo: Activestills.org)

Plastic bottles line the Swetti family’s shower, Ras Shehada neighborhood, East Jerusalem, March 15, 2014. The family of nine had gone 13 days without running water. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian and international activists commemorate the death of Rachel Corrie in the city center of Nablus, West Bank, March 16, 2014. Rachel Corrie, an American activist, was killed on March 16, 2003 by an Israeli military bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza Strip, as she tried to block a demolition of a Palestinian home. (photo: Activestills.org)

Palestinian and international activists commemorate the death of Rachel Corrie in the city center of Nablus, West Bank, March 16, 2014. Rachel Corrie, an American activist, was killed on March 16, 2003 by an Israeli military bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza Strip, as she tried to block a demolition of a Palestinian home. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish speaks via Skype to the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference taking place in the West Bank town of Bethlehem because he was denied entry to Palestine by Israeli authorities, March 12, 2014. Dr. Abuelaish, who now lives in Canada, lost three daughters, Bessan, Mayar, Aya and their cousin Noor, to Israeli shelling on January 16, 2009 during Operation Cast Lead. The third bi-annual Christ at the Checkpoint conference was organized by Palestinian Christians to educate the global church about the reality of injustice faced by those living under occupation and to study how the teachings of Jesus can contribute toward peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. (photo: Activestills.org)

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish speaks via Skype to the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference taking place in the West Bank town of Bethlehem because he was denied entry to Palestine by Israeli authorities, March 12, 2014. Dr. Abuelaish, who now lives in Canada, lost three daughters, Bessan, Mayar, Aya and their cousin Noor, to Israeli shelling on January 16, 2009 during Operation Cast Lead. The third bi-annual Christ at the Checkpoint conference was organized by Palestinian Christians to educate the global church about the reality of injustice faced by those living under occupation and to study how the teachings of Jesus can contribute toward peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. (photo: Activestills.org)

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